Puran Uilities is an excellent all in one utility that has a ton of features.
Disk Check Recover bad sectors on your hard disk using chkdsk. 4 out of 5 Uninstaller Uninstall software and hard to uninstall software 4.5 out of 5 Puran Startup Manager Enable/disable Windows startup items. It assists your decision in various forms. 5 out of 5 Puran Service Manager Enable/disable Windows services. It assists your decision in various forms. 4.5 out of 5 Puran Disk Cleaner Find and delete junk files from your computer. It is highly customizable too. 4 out of 5 Puran Delete Empty Folders Delete empty folders from your system. It is extremely fast. 4 out of 5 (May delete folders that are designed to be empty at times) Fix Shortcuts Automatically fix or delete broken shortcuts. 5 out 5 Puran Registry Cleaner Clean Windows registry for better performance. 4.5 out of 5 Puran Registry Defrag Defrag and compact Windows registry for better performance. 5 out of 5 Puran Defrag Automatically defrag and optimize your hard disk drives. 5 out of 5 – Boot Defrag is excellent Puran Duplicate File Finder Find duplicate files on your computer. It is highly customizable and extremely fast. 4.5 out of 5 Data Recovery Recover data from your damaged media like scratched DVDs, VCDs, BLU Rays etc. 5 out of 5 Puran File Recovery Recover deleted files from your hard disk, pen drive, memory card. Basically any storage medium. 4 out of 5 Disk Files Look into details of files distribution on your computer. It is highly customizable. 5 out of 5 Gaming PC Create a Gaming Environment on your PC to give your games/apps best of your computer. 4 out of 5 Permanent Delete Delete your files permanently so that they cannot be recovered by any software. 4.5 out of 5 Puran Wipe Disk Wipe entire disk or just free space so that no files on it can be recovered. 5 out of 5 Puran Shutdown Timer Schedule various shutdown tasks. Many scheduling options are available. 5 out of 5 Splitter Spilt any file into files of specified size. 5 out of 5 Delete History Delete history and other data of various applications including web browsers. 4 out of 5 Minimal PC Close and switch back all the specified services/processes on your computer in a click. 4 out of 5 Batch Fix Automatically keep your system clean and error free by running selected utilities. 5 out of 5 Maintenance Wizard Run selected utilities in a pre-defined order for getting best performance out of your computer. 5 out of 5
This program is an excellent program for the slightly technical person. An excellent utility to have in your toolbox.
If you work on computers, you need to be aware of SARDU and its ability to download recovery ISOs. This utility can create a boot DVD or USB to remove viruses, recover Windows or break passwords (legally if the true owner has forgotten the password).
SARDU allows you to click the utility you want, download it and then places the ISO into the SARDU folder. The download manager is on the top tab and you must click on Start to download the file you want. The file is placed in a queue until this action is taken.
Once the ISO is in the folder, SARDU reads the ISO and places a check in a box beside the download you have available. You can then burn the utility to a DVD or USB.
Note: If you have any ISOs that are currently in the menu, copy them to the ISO folder in SARDU and refresh the program. This will add check marks to the available ISOs.
There are dozens of options available with this great utility.
It’s hard to beat Rick over at Whats On My PC. He is always finding some of the best tools you can use to keep your computer running like new. With IOBit’s Portable Free PC Repair ToolBox, this all in wonder tool can help you perform many tasks that usually takes many tools working together to thoroughly analyze and clean your computer. In its beta stage, this tool is worth looking at.
Some of the features -
More than 20 tools in a portable app that allows you
Windows Analyzer that allows you to repair minor problems
Rick’s excellent review shows how this Toolbox can be used with your computer. At 14 mb (29 mb unzipped), this tool easily fits on your flash drive.
So you have installed and uninstalled programs over the years. Did you know you could have dozens or even hundreds of empty folders on your computer. Delete these Folders with Empty Folder Nuker. Empty Folder Nuker deletes empty folders and insures if there are subfolders with files, it skips these folders.
The base folder is the hard drive or a directory you want to check.
It will take some time to scan each drive. Deleting empty folders will optimize your hard drive (especially after defragging).
So what was the result?
You should scan through and make sure you check only folders that are not needed. This program is around 99% accurate. DO NOT DELETE YOUR TEMP FOLDER OR OTHER FOLDERS THAT WARN THEY ARE SYSTEMS FOLDERS.
KLS Soft has an excellent program (Windows System Control Center) that is free for personal or commercial use. WSCC is a freeware utility that allows you to execute, organize, install and update utilities. Utilities such as Sysinternals’, Nirsoft’s portable freeware and Windows’ utilities are available.
Rick once again has found another excellent website that allows you to launch Sysinternals from the web. Sysinternals has several - File and Disk Utilities, Networking Utilities, Process Utilities, Security Utilities, System Information Utilities and
Miscellaneous Utilities. Go over and check out his review.
What is Sysinternals? ”Windows Sysinternals is a part of the Microsoft Technet web site which offers technical resources and utilities to manage, diagnose, troubleshoot and monitor a Microsoft Windows environment..” Source Wikipedia
Bill Mullins has an excellent review of the utilities to repair Windows on Tweaking.com. Visit his site for a complete review. Thanks Bill!
Fast facts – Windows Repair can do the following:
Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair Windows Firewall
Repair Internet Explorer
Repair MDAC & MS Jet
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Remove Temp Files
Repair Proxy Settings
Unhide Non System Files
Repair Windows Updates
Have you deleted a file on your computer and you really need it back? NTFS Undelete is a powerful software that allows you to restore many if not all of the files you deleted. Freeware, NTFS Undelete is one of many software packages that are free and one of the best to find your missing files.
Another one of the best undelete programs is DiskDigger. Other good tools to use. PCinspector, Pandora, Avira and smartrecovery for flashdrives. Remember, if you think you deleted something, STOP. Don’t run your computer anymore than you have to and recover on another drive or flash/thumbdrive to avoid writing over deleted files. Also remember that some of these applications have to be installed on your computer. This alone can destroy the erased data. DiskDigger can be ran from a flashdrive thus increasing your chances.